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Female Minotaur Beetle

Female Minotaur Beetle - WWC Archives

The Minotaur Beetle (Typhaeus typhoeus) is a species of Beetle in the Geotrupidae family.

This large-ish beetle is found in the southern half of Britain, found mostly in sandy places. This species is often seen burying rabbit dropppings or other dung, which both the adults and larvea feed on. The adults fly during the evening. This species is shiny black with a highly-ribbed elytra. The male is unmistakable, with three 'horns' on the thorax. The female is similar to the male, but lacks the 'horns', though she does have a small bump there.